Stanford men's tennis coach John Whitlinger announced his retirement Thursday after 10 seasons.

Since taking over the program in 2005 from legendary coach Dick Gould, Whitlinger guided Stanford to a 160-85 (.653) record and nine NCAA tournament appearances.

"Being able to coach at a place you've played is really a dream come true," said Whitlinger. "It's been a great ride and I want to thank everyone that's been a part of it. ... While it is difficult to step away, I'm looking forward to new beginnings."

A two-time All-American, Whtlinger helped Stanford to its first two NCAA titles in 1973 and 1974. He also was an associate head coach from 1987-2004.

  • The Pac-12 announced kickoff times and TV selections for three Cal football games. Cal vs. Oregon at Levi's Stadium on Friday, Oct. 24, will air on FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. Cal at USC will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, on ESPN. Pac-12 Networks will televise the Sept. 6 Cal-Sacramento State game at noon.

    Pac-12 Networks will show Stanford-UC Davis on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m., and Stanford-Army on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. ABC will air Stanford-USC on Sept. 6 and Stanford-UCLA on Nov. 28, both at 12:30 p.m. Stanford plays at Notre Dame on Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. on NBC, and on Friday, Oct. 10, Stanford faces Washington at 6 p.m. on ESPN.


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  • Stanford (30-23), the only Bay Area team in the NCAA baseball tournament, plays Indiana State on Friday. Also, host Indiana faces Youngstown State in the Bloomington Regional. The Cardinal rebounded from an 11-16 start to receive an at-large bid.

  • Pepperdine's Grace Na and Stanford's Lauren Kim and Mariah Stackhouse were named to the All-America team by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.

    Na, a senior from Alameda High, was first team for the second straight.

  • Stanford's Anna Dawson (Athlete of Year) and Yasmin Farooq (Coach of Year) were honored by the Pac-12 in women's crew.

    Stanford's Austin Hack was the Male Athlete of the Year for the second straight year.

    Horse racing

    Veteran jockey Frank Alvarado is nearing a milestone.

    The 45-year-old has ridden 2,995 winners in North America and is scheduled to ride 15 horses over the next three days at Golden Gate Fields.

    Water polo

    The U.S. men's senior national team will host Serbia in a four-game series -- at Pacific on June 4, at UC Davis on June 5, at Cal on June 7 and at Stanford on June 8.